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Unformatted text preview: d seek its ethical identity in the ethical tradition of
citizenship. Accordingly, Stivers (2001) sets forth the major ingredients
of a citizenship ethic in public administration as
authoritative judgment, the public interest, citizenship as
education, and community.
education, Further in addressing the moral and ethical obligations of
public administrators, Moore (1976) states that publicpublic
sector obligations arise from three different realms which
includes: (1)respecting the processes that legitimate the actions of
public officials, (2) serving the public interest, and (3)
treating colleagues and subordinates with respect,
honesty, and fairness.
honesty, Defining Administrative Ethics Bailey (1965) suggests that the ethical dilemmas
facing public administrators requires specific attitudes
that must be aligned with unique moral qualities, and Waldo (1980) identifies more than a dozen
sources of obligations relevant to the conduct of the
public administrator’s role. Cooper (1987) further presents twenty specific virtues
that directly relate to three broad “realms of obligation”
for public servants, and Denhardt (1991) identifies the
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